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Turkey recap is an independent, reader-supported news platform created to help make sense of the fast-paced Turkey news cycle. We launched our flagship newsletter in 2019 and have since expanded with in-depth reports, analysis and Turkish-language coverage.

Our newsletters are produced by the Kolektif Medya Derneği, an İstanbul-based non-profit association founded by our editorial team to support and elevate news media and journalists in Turkey.

Core team members include Gonca Tokyol, Ingrid Woudwijk, Verda Uyar, Damla Uğantaş, Emily Johnson and Diego Cupolo, who co-founded the platform with Raziye Akkoç.

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Freelance journalist based in Istanbul.
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Freelance editor and writer based in Istanbul.